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lymph nodesSmall oval or bean-shaped bodies, up to 2 cm in length, situated in groups along the course of the LYMPH drainage vessels. The nodes have fibrous capsules and are packed with lymphocytes. The main groups of lymph nodes are in the groins, the armpits, the neck, around the main blood vessels in the abdomen, in the MESENTERY and in the central partition of the chest (the MEDIASTINUM). Lymph nodes offer defence against the spread of infection by producing ANTIBODIES, and become involved in the spread of cancer. They can become cancerous, forming LYMPHOMAS.
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Small, bean-shaped masses of tissue scattered along the lymphatic system that act as filters and immune monitors, removing fluids, bacteria, or cancer cells that travel through the lymph system. Breast cancer cells in the lymph nodes under the arm or in the chest are a sign that the cancer has spread, and that it might recur.
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Patient discussion about Lymph nodes
Q. tender protuding lymph node lump rt. arm pit aprox. 1/2" dia. any concerns or recommend treatment necessary?
A. lymph nodes can flare up any time you get infected in the armpit and all the area that it drains. i had it several times and it went away in the same manner that it came. i think that sometimes it caused because of a blockade done by deodorant. so i try to use this Chinese salt stone that doesn't contain aluminum.More discussions about Lymph nodes
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